Why all social media platforms are dumpster fires
If you spend any time on social media––which you probably do since you’re reading this on the internet, and pretty much everyone on the internet uses social media––then you have likely noticed that any platform you use feels like a dumpster fire. There’s a reason for that. Even though it’s called social media, it’s not really social. See, in real life, we get cues from people we talk to telling us that we’re either being crazy or being cool, extreme or reasonable. We adjust our behavior accordingly. Social media rewards us with likes or shares or just plain old attention for being extreme or crazy. We’re not incentivized to be cool, we’re incentivized to be jerks.
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